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crawl space

[′krȯl ‚spās]
(building construction)
A shallow space in a building which workers can enter to gain access to pipes, wires, and equipment.
A shallow space located below the ground floor of a house and surrounded by the foundation wall.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

Crawl space

The space under a suspended floor needed for access to services.
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crawl space

crawl space, 2
1. Any interior space of limited height, but sufficient to permit workmen access to otherwise concealed ductwork, piping, or wiring.
2. In a building without a basement, an unfinished accessible space below the first floor which is usually less than a full story in height; normally enclosed by the foundation wall.
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Major requirements and components of correctly designed and constructed unvented crawl spaces include (1) control of surface runoff, (2) foundation drains and damp proofing, (3) a fully sealed air/vapor retarder on the floor and perimeter walls, (4) insulated perimeter walls, and (5) incorporating the crawl space as part of the conditioned space of the house.
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Although radon reduction systems were installed in six homes with crawl spaces, only five homes were involved in the follow-up study, since one home (house 5) was vacant during this period.
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Some additional facts: We have foam insulation, the main house has a full basement, while the two wings have crawl spaces with 4-foot frost walls.